Center for Health Research
The center encourages involvement in research by identifying research opportunities and providing support in developing grant applications. It provides research and statistical services, monitors financial status of grants and research endowments, and provides focus for the research activities of the School by identifying research priorities.
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Geoinformatics technologies offer means to manage and collate spatial information on natural resources, environment, and human habitat. It serves as a useful tool for national development planning, resource management, disaster management, and environmental monitoring.
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Areas of Research
Adventist Health Studies
Adventist Health Studies encompasses long-term studies exploring the links between lifestyle, diet, and disease among Seventh-day Adventists in the US and Canada. Ninety seven thousand church members from more than 4,500 churches are participating. Adventist Health Studies>>
Environmental Nutrition/Sustainable Diets
Environmental nutrition examines the public health impacts of social, economic, and environmental factors related to the entire food system. Environmental nutrition encompasses both the direct impacts of the contemporary U.S. diet on human health as well as indirect health impacts associated with the conventional, industrial food system. Widely held consensus among medical and public health professionals finds that today’s typical U.S. diet contributes to a range of costly health problems, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and dementia, other neuro-degenerative disorders, and various kinds of cancer.
Work in environmental nutrition and sustainable diets>>
Almond Immune Study is a 7 month randomized controlled trial to determine if consuming almonds will enhance immunity and reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections in over weight men and post-menopausal women (40-70 years of age). More about the almond study>>
Peanut Cognition Study
Peanut cognition study is a 12 week randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of peanuts on cognitive performance and task r-related brain activation on functional magnetic resonance imaging (f MRI) in older adults 60-80 years of age. More about peanut study>>
Researchers in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University are looking for subjects who are overweight or obese, subjects with high blood pressure, high blood lipids, high or border line blood sugar, or subjects with a family history of heart diseases between the ages of 35 – 75 to participate in a human research study. Find out more about the soy study>>
Global Tobacco Prevention & Control
Almost 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries, with no affordable smoking cessation products. In 2002 we received a $1 million grant to fight big tobacco in Southeast Asia. As of 2018, grants from the NIH, Pfizer and other organizations help fund our work in Cambodia, Laos and Mongolia. Our ultimate aim is to reduce tobacco dependence to zero. Research in Tobacco>>
The Loma Linda University School of Public Health offers opportunities for research in nutrition. Faculty specializing in nutrition have conducted many clinical trials and feeding studies that provide project management skills, laboratory and data analysis experiences. In addition to research, LLU-SPH organizes the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition every five years, which provides students the opportunity to work and network with the top scientific researchers in the area of vegetarian nutrition. Find out more>>
Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study
The Walnuts and Healthy Aging Study or WAHA study was the first large study to test if walnuts play a part in healthy aging, particularly with regard to cognition, eye health, inflammation, risk factors for heart disease and nutritional status. Find out more about the walnut study>>